Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Above award wages
  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that not only do you have adequate skills to perform your current role, but that you also have the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program - we offer external free, professional, confidential counselling assistance to our staff who may need help with particular problems affecting their wellbeing - personally and in the workplace.

 

To assist us in the selection process and to ensure that your application is as strong as possible, please read the attached information for applicants to ensure your application meets all requirements.  Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI community and those living with a disability to apply.

Our current employment opportunities can be found below:

Team Leader, Place Management (Outer North West)

About the role

Based at the Footscray office, the Team Leader will work with staff across a number of different teams, both within our social and private businesses to deliver sustainable long-term housing with a community wide focus.

You will be managing and supporting a team of Place Managers comprising Place Management and Housing Support staff, with some office management responsibilities. You will be required to work with staff and management to deliver KPI’s set by both Unison and The Department of Health and Human Services and reporting on these. There is also the requirement to work with clients directly and indirectly to help sustain tenancies and promote a community inclusion and focus, not only tenancy based management.

About you

To be successful, you will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in supervising, supporting and developing a team.
  • Agent representative certificate or willingness to complete one.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Residential Tenancies Act and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Real Estate database experience
  • Department of Health and Human Services - Tenancy Services experience preferred  
  • Experience leading a Team within a housing based organisation
  • An understanding of Social Housing
  • Ability to listen, understand and problem solve issues across a number of different platforms.

 

On Offer

  • Ongoing Full-time 
  • Location at Footscray (with the requirement to travel between sites)
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $96,213 per annum
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Monthly RDO for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff, including permanent, temp and casual employees.

 

For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website www.unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: tlplacemanagementp1@unison.org.au.

This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

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Place Manager (Housing Worker) North

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who is:

  • self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Has experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management (or other relevant experience)
  • Can work effectively and sensitively with complex clients, including those with mental health, AOD and disability needs 
  • A skilled communicator with the  ability to work in partnership with other community services, users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Bring energy, drive and  enthusiasm in working as part of a dedicated operational team

 

On Offer

  • Ongoing Full-time 
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $83,958 per annum
  • Able to travel to any one of the office sites in the north team (Fitzroy, Collingwood, Heidelberg)
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Monthly RDO for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff, including permanent, temp and casual employees.

 

For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website www.unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: placemanagerp4@unison.org.au.

This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The closing date for this role is 8th April 2019.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

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Development Project Manager

 

About the role

This senior position will manage all development projects and deliver major capital works projects in line with the Budget and the Strategic Asset Management Plan.

 Key accountabilities include:

  • Making recommendations on project strategy, design, and construction methodologies
  • Carrying out high-level feasibility studies for potential projects
  • Monitoring the quality, time and cost outcomes and ensuring projects are delivered in accordance with the relevant approvals, contractual requirements and aligned to the Unison Strategic and Operating Plans
  • Appointment and management of various consultant teams and other project requirements as directed by Project Control Groups and the Executive Team
  • Providing project leadership, oversight and end to end accountability for managing major capital projects from inception to project completion and handover to occupants and the facilities and place management teams
  • Manage the resolution of complex technical issues for existing assets, including but not limited to legal claims and asset-risk mitigation projects

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • A degree qualification in Development or Project Management, Construction, Engineering, Real Estate or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience delivering residential developments and associated capital works projects up to $20m+ in value. Experience delivering Social and Affordable Housing projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated success in negotiating contracts, town planning approvals and other commercial agreements, with a proven track record in developing and delivering key commercial and financial deliverables on time and within budget
  • A high level of personal initiative and motivation, with excellent communication, time management and decision-making skills

 

On Offer

  • 2 Year Fixed Term Contract - Full time position until June 2021
  • Attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience, including 5 weeks annual leave, salary packaging, and other Not-for-Profit employer benefits
  • Free secure CBD parking onsite
  • Collaborative and positive work environment

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: developmentmanager@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • Closing date May 2.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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Private Rental Head Lease Worker

 

About the role

Unison’s Head Leasing Programs aim to address the shortage of long term housing for people experiencing homelessness. These programs are targeted to assist those who are currently rough sleeping or have a history of chronic or episodic rough sleeping, exiting or having recently left institutional care, or individuals and families living in temporary or unsuitable accommodation including unregistered rooming houses, crisis accommodation and transitional housing.

The main responsibilities of the Private Rental Head Lease worker are Relationships/Networking, Property and Tenancy Management, Administration and Data Collection and reporting.

The worker will be required to travel to the two main sites at Seddon and Werribee and reports to the Team Leader - Private Rental Access.

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Qualifications or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector and knowledge and understanding of Residential Tenancies Act.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high support needs and challenging behaviours.
  • Assist with the coordination of exciting and innovative head leasing programs.
  • Is positive, committed, good communicator, well organised, pro-active, person centred.
  • High level communication skills – including verbal and written communication and well-developed computer skills – word processing, excel, data-bases.

 

On Offer

  • Fixed Term Full time position until 31st May 2020
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $83,958 per annum
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • An individually catered comprehensive Induction Plan for each employee providing you with the knowledge and tools to understand your role, our services and programs
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: prhlworker@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 22nd April 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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